Re: virus: Why religious? Validity of the Bible
Thu, 7 Nov 96 15:28:15 GMT

Sorry, in my last post I forgot to put what the * after CE refered to, so it's now at
the bottom of this re-post.

Martin Traynor wrote:

> On 7 Nov 96 at 9:49, wrote:
> > One problem about this is that the Bible has been translated and re-translated,
> > and modernised, and fuck-knows what else that it's original meaning may
> > well have been lost. I know this sounds like I'm shooting my own arguments in
> > the foot, but it's a fact that cannot be denied.
> Yes indeed. Add to that the fact that it's a loose collection of
> separately produced writings in a number of languages which were
> selected by the church to support its arguments and it loses even
> more value. The very term 'The Bible' is a carefully crafted misnomer
> to give the impression that 'this is THE BOOK' when in fact it wasn't
> even A book.

Not forgetting of course, that the Bible was written a number of centuries after
the incident which is called "the birth of Christ". Evidence suggests that
the Gospels were written sometime in the 4th and 5th centuries (ie, 300-400 CE*)

The term BIBLE, I beleive translates as "collection of stories", or some such.

> The wages of sin are death...but the hours are good and the perks are
> fantastic.

Satan here I come :)

> God and government are the two most dangerous things
> that mankind has ever invented.

Where do you get all these excellent quotations?

* - CE stands for Current Era, a useful alternatice to AD, for those of us who do not
accept the Christian view. Also, for the era "BC", use BCE, refering to Before
Current Era.

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."